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Glenaulin Nursing Home

Feeling safe, comfortable and valued for who you are is fundamental to life at Glenaulin. That’s why we focus on creating a family atmosphere where every resident has the chance to enjoy life in a way that suits their needs, abilities and wishes.

Our state-of-the-art home offers individual care, backed by advanced therapies and best practice methods to help all our residents make the most of every day. Our award-winning reputation and responsive team gives your loved one the best possible care and support, no matter what their level of dependency.

Living in a family environment

Glenaulin is situated on two acres of landscaped parklands, overlooking the banks of theRiver Liffey in a charming period residence built in 1903. With accommodation for 84 residents, the facilities have been updated for 21st century living, including wifi in most areas. The location is close to neighbouring villages and a fifteen-minute drive from the city centre, making it easily accessible for family and friends.

Residents enjoy fresh, airy rooms with generous proportions, many with en suite facilities. With a choice of sitting areas, well-appointed kitchenettes, beautifully landscaped parkland and secure outdoor gardens, there’s plenty of room for residents to relax and be themselves.

We offer

• 38 single rooms, 16 twin rooms, 2 triple rooms and 2 quadruple rooms
• Special high dependency units with 24-hour support
• Large, comfortable dining rooms
• Secure, expansive gardens
• Wifi inmost areas
• Fresh, seasonal produce prepared by qualified chefs
• Assistance with meals and tray room service
• Activity therapist
• Daily newspapers
• Hairdressing salon
• Physiotherapy
•Visitor’s room

Alyn Joy Lacuesta

Director of Nursing  - St Glady's

Alyn Joy Lacuesta is the Person In Charge in St Glady’s Nursing Home. Alyn Joy graduated in 2008 as a registered nurse and started to work as a Medical Surgical Nurse for a year in a tertiary private hospital in the Philippines. After a year, she was reassigned to an ObGynae and Paediatric ward looking after post-operative Obs and Gynae patients as well as paediatric patients. Alyn Joy then went to work in Doha and worked in Geriatric Services where she worked for 4 years. Alyn joy has worked with Harvey healthcare, currently Grace Healthcare in Ireland since April 2017. Alyn Joy has a BSc in Nursing and has completed a Course on Managing People in August 2020.

Alyn Joy has experience in a variety of healthcare settings, acute and community. She has the right blend of dedication, competence and compassion needed to make the residents feel valued, cared for and safe, at the same time developed valuable management and leadership skills, who is aware of the importance of change and the need to create an environment which empowers staff.

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Glenaulin Nursing Home

The right care, every step of the way

We believe our residents deserve the right care from an experienced team with the best credentials. But at Glenaulin, our staff are more than just professionals. They are friends and confidantes who develop caring relationships with residents, making day-to-day life more fulfilling for everyone.

Our award-winning reputation for high quality staff is based on our bedrock commitment to care. The online Glenaulin Training Academy gives staff access to the latest techniques and developments in the nursing care industry, and specially trained teams are employed to care for vulnerable residents with more acute needs.


High dependency unit

It can be very traumatic when a family member experiences a sudden decline in their physical and mental health. Our high dependency units are designed to provide extra care 24 hours a day, so that you can feel reassured your loved one is given all the support they need.  

Often, residents may be transitioning from hospital to a nursing home environment, which can be a difficult emotional time for everyone. You can trust our qualified team to respect a resident’s dignity and independence at all times, while making sure their care needs are properly assessed and maintained. A dedicated nurse’s station adjacent to the unit ensures residents can be closely monitored at all times.

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Award-winning activities program


Physical and mental wellness are at the heart of our approach to daily life at Glenaulin. Our award-winning Social and Recreational Programme is based on research – and our experience – that people are happiest when they are engaged and stimulated.There are a wealth of activities available to keep residents sharp and active, and foster their creativity and self-expression. Our personal activity coordinator also helps each resident develop a fulfilling and meaningful activities plan, based on their capabilities and interests.

All our residents are encouraged to stay as active as possible. Communal exercise sessions offer plenty of opportunities for fun and laughter, helping to build areal sense of belonging.

Choosing the right care

We understand how hard it is to make the decision to transition a loved family member or friend to a nursing home environment. We’ll do our best to make that choice as easy as possible.

We believe in building personal relationships with residents. We’ll take the time to get to know you and your loved one, and work together with you to come up with a care plan based on their individual needs.

We welcome open and honest communication with our residents’ family and friends. And as our residents’ circumstances change, we reassess their care plan and make it more relevant to their needs.

A Typical Day in St Glady's

Our morning begins with greetings from the lovely staff, always a nice start to the day.

Personal care next, to assist us in getting ready for the day ahead. I always like to look my best!! The staff help me in choosing my outfit for the day and I always like to start my morning with a shower.

Breakfast follows, either in the dining room or in our bedroom, whichever we prefer. I generally like to go to the dining room where I can catch up with my friends, but from time to time, I’ll have breakfast served in my room.

Activities take place in the Lounge/Activity Room, where there are a variety of fun activities on offer. We play bingo, do arts and crafts, have quizzes, play ball games, and listen to music.

My favourite activity is dog therapy. We have a gorgeous dog called Sandy who comes to visit every Thursday. It’s the best part of my week and I always look forward to it.

Tasty refreshments are always on offer, if we feel like having some mid-morning snacks.

Lunch is up next, where we enjoy wholesome meals cooked by the chef, and we enjoy socialising with our dining pals. I really like the food here, and I always clear my plate.

Afternoons offer a choice of siestas, activities, visits from family and friends, walks in the garden, and more refreshments.

When the weather is good, we go on outings to the Botanic Gardens or theatre. We look forward to the Summer for garden parties, and regular walks in the park. Our annual Garden Party and Christmas party are the highlights of my year

After tea we relax and watch TV or enjoy catching up with our pals and the lovely staff, before retiring to our cosy rooms for the night.

- Current resident at St Glady's

Spiritual Care

Many of our residents take comfort in spiritual beliefs and our prayer room allows people of all faiths to enjoy quiet, contemplative time whenever they choose.  

How to find us

Glenaulin Nursing Home is situated on the banks of the River Liffey. It is a short stroll from Chapelizod and Palmers town villages and a 15-minute drive from the city centre.